Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) values provider input and sees it as critical to the success of Los Angeles County's transformation to a modern managed care model, inclusive of the full continuum of prevention, harm reduction, and treatment services.
SAPC convened the Provider Advisory Committee (PAC) to promote effective and patient-centered prevention and treatment services. The PAC serves as an advisory body to SAPC and engages in an ongoing process to ensure SUD services are developed with the insight and knowledge of SAPC's provider network.
In addition, SAPC staff from across the Division participate to provide a multi-disciplinary knowledge base.
For information regarding upcoming PAC meetings, meeting minutes, and other related matters, please contact the PAC Liaison at SAPC_ASOC@ph.lacounty.gov
Next PAC Meeting: December 12, 2023
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Conference Call Link
Call in number (audio only): 1-323-776-6996
Meeting ID: 720 457 016#
Provider Advisory Committee Awards
The PAC Awards recognizes outstanding work done by SAPC providers. It celebrates people and agencies that positively impact individuals and communities affected by substance use disorders.
Annette Coleman, CADC-II
(SUD Addiction Counselor, Didi Hirsch) was presented with the Change Agent Award for her work providing care and support for people with substance use disorders
residing in Skid Row supportive housing.
Thomas Farnham, MD
(Medical Director, BAART Boyle Heights) was presented with the Leadership Award and was recognized for his efforts to develop and operate a 24/7 opioid treatment program.
Child and Family Center
was presented with the Community Impact Award and was recognized for identifying innovative ways to help clients connect to resources and paths towards
healing. Nikki Buckstead (Chief Executive Officer) and Tiffany Rogers, CADC-II, LMFT (Program Manager III-Specialty Programs) accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
was presented with the Collaborative Spirit Award and was recognized for sharing resources and mentoring other agencies, fostering collaboration that leads to better care
for their clients. Archie Hoggan, JD, MS, (Executive Director) and Jonathan Higgins, CATC (Chief Compliance Officer) accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
PAC General Information
The PAC currently meets bi-monthly.